Welcome to The Association of Independent Funeral Professionals

AIFP Goals

Our goal is to give support to our members and to educate the community about existing funeral service options and to help our families understand the need for pre-planning to help get through a difficult time. Our membership works diligently to preserve the rich heritage of the funeral service profession in Australia and overseas.
If you are a funeral professional working in Australia or anywhere overseas, we sincerely invite you to become a member. Should you have questions, or need assistance in any way, please connect with us using the form on our Contact Us page.

This year's conference "Pursuing Passion" will be held at
Rydges on Swanston, 701 Swanston Street, Carlton
on Saturday 10th August 2019.

AIFP 2019 Promo Photo for Website Conference

2019 Conference Donation

Again in 2019 the AIFP will be partnering with the charity Avocare to support its ongoing work in Melbourne.

AIFP 2019 Charity Partner for Conference

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Who Owns Your Body When You Die

Who will decide what will happen to your body when you die? Many people think their funeral and burial instructions are legally binding - but they are not. This video looks at what happens when someone's instructions are ignored, what the law says and how it could be changed. Victorian Law Reform Commission


Association of Independent Funeral Professionals

Carly Dalton

Murrumbeena Vic 3163

 +61 (0)419 584 424

Membership Information

Today, there’s a something more important than selling products and that is service to families. One where originality trumps one-size-fits-all solutions, where funerals are as likely to be a celebration of life as they are an observance of death.

To make a success of your business, you need to excel at everything and by joining an association like The Association of Independent Funeral Professionals, we can help you understand the lay of the land, stand by you as you stake your claim in this new environment and turn a change into an opportunity.

Having another voice to speak on your behalf and ears to listen to you, we will help uncover new solutions to deliver services to your families.


  • Members Benefits
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  • Membership Dues and Eligibility
  • Tax Deductibility of AIFP Fees
    • Generally funeral homes that pay AIFP fees are able to deduct 100% of those fees as ordinary business expenses for federal tax purposes.


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Experiencing Loss


Members News

2019 AIFP News Update – April
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President’s Message We are quarter of the way through 2019 already! Time certainly does fly in this industry when you are busy helping families through some of the toughest moments of their lives.... Read More

Death Downunder
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This article by Robert Larkins offers a history of death and funeral care in Australia. It has been on our website for quite some time and thought it worth sharing differently. These days... Read More